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The Kingdom
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The Kingdom 2007

description written by member Zara:

When a terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an international incident is ignited. While diplomats slowly debate equations of territorialism, FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) quickly assembles an elite team (Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, and Jason Bateman) and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing. Upon landing in the desert kingdom, however, Fleury and his team discover Saudi authorities suspicious and unwelcoming of American interlopers into what they consider a local matter. Hamstrung by protocol-and with the clock ticking on their five days-the FBI agents find their expertise worthless without the trust of their Saudi counterparts, who want to locate the terrorist in their homeland on their own terms. Fleury's crew finds a like-minded partner in Saudi Colonel Al-Ghazi (Ashraf Barhoum), who helps them navigate royal politics and unlock the secrets of the crime scene and the workings of an extremist cell bent on further destruction. With these unlikely allies sharing a propulsive commitment to crack the case, the team is led to the killer's front door in a blistering do-or-die confrontation. Now in a fight for their own lives, strangers united by one mission won't stop until justice is found in The Kingdom.

Release Date:September 28th, 2007
MPAA Rating:R
Running Time:110 minutes
Directed By:
Peter BergPeter Berg
Written By:
No image existsMatthew Michael Carnahan
Jamie FoxxJamie Foxx
Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner
Jason BatemanJason Bateman
No image existsChris Cooper
Jeremy PivenJeremy Piven
Brooke LangtonBrooke Langton
No image existsFrances Fisher
Kyle ChandlerKyle Chandler
No image existsTom Bresnahan
Richard JenkinsRichard Jenkins
No image existsTrevor St. John
No image existsAli Suliman
No image existsChristina Leigh
No image existsBrian Mahoney
No image existsStephen Bishop
No image existsAaron Michael Lacey
No image existsNito Larioza
No image existsSchuster Vance
No image existsKevin Brief
No image existsAnthony Burch
No image existsMerik Tadros
Minka KellyMinka Kelly
No image existsAmy Hunter
No image existsBob Huff
No image existsRaad Rawi
No image existsAnthony Martins
No image existsBrian Mulligan
No image existsKelly AuCoin
No image existsRonald Axell
No image existsLouie Palmieri
No image existsYasmine Hanani
No image existsAndrew Astor
No image existsHrach Titizian
No image existsAnthony Casanova
No image existsMarcus Jordan
No image existsAhmed Al-Ibrahim
No image existsTj Burnett
No image existsTaylor Hogue
No image existsHope Fogle
No image existsSam Georges Sad
No image existsJimmy Flowers
No image existsElie Khoury
No image existsAndrew Hogue
No image existsMerek Browne
No image existsLanny Rethaber
No image existsAnthony Batarse
No image existsMichael Clossin
No image existsJett Alexander
No image existsDaniel Barrios
No image existsBrody M. Tardy
No image existsMolly Gum
No image existsAmir Mahmoud
No image existsSaleem Hassan Erakat
No image existsDamien Weimer
No image existsAndrew Stirling
No image existsLouie Vergara
No image existsRavi Devineni
No image existsMichael LeDesma
No image existsRyan Weaver
No image existsRoderick LeDesma
No image existsByron Browne
No image existsDonyell Hinton
No image existsStephanie Love
No image existsAshraf Barhom
No image existsKavita Parbhakar
No image existsRami Najjar
No image existsAspen Ott
No image existsAra Boghosian

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The Kingdom Movie Review by Movie Addict (7/22/2008)

An excellent look at the differences between the Islamic terrorists and Americans, and how we are also so much the same.

The movie really started slowly, but that is what happens in all relationships. It took time for Agent Fleury (Jaime Foxx) to get close to Colonel Farris (Ashraf Barhom) and get the things they wanted....

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The Kingdom Movie Review by Tim (6/26/2008)

The Kingdom was one of those films that came out and sat under the radar for a while. I heard of the movie and remember it being in the theatres but until I actually sat down and watched it I had no idea what the plot focused around. I like going into movies like this because it adds an extra element of surprise when you...

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The Kingdom Movie Review by Chris (1/5/2008)

Director Peter Berg already has a history with his film Friday Night Lights, which was excellent. With The Kingdom, Peters directing tells a tale of real world troubles and the war on terrorism. Excellent directing and a good script improve the film on the level of originality. The action scenes, though there are few, are...

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The Kingdom Movie Review by Ben (12/24/2007)

"The Kingdom" is the latest from director Peter Berg, and he is quickly making a name for himself as one of the more exciting action directors working in Hollywood today. I still have not seen "Friday Night Lights" or the TV show that it is based on, both which I have heard are brilliant. The only movie of his that I have...

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The Kingdom Movie Review by Jarrod (10/5/2007)

'The Kingdom', to me, seems xenophobic, exploiting the fears and worries Americans have about so-called Islamofacists, those crazy Muslims who are always plotting to kill us. The film opens with a horrendous act of terrorism against Americans at a nice little compound in Saudi Arabia, during a softball game, with families...

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